The primary care health system as a core resource in response to terrorism


Journal Article (Review)

Living through a terrorist event or under threat of attack affects both mental and physical health. A nation's primary care system plays a critical role under such circumstances. This article reviews the American experience after September 11, 2001 and advocates for integration of mental and physical health services in primary care settings as a key counter-terrorism strategy. Americans put their trust in primary care providers. The nation's healthcare system must develop and implement a strategy that informs and supports primary care providers in meeting the mental health needs of a nation confronted by terrorism. © 2005 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Heldring, M; Kudler, H

Published Date

  • May 31, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 541 - 552

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1092-6771

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1300/J146v10n01_12

Citation Source

  • Scopus